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Did You Know That Chiropractors Can Adjust the Extremities?

ankle and leg painWhile many people associate chiropractic care with back and neck pain, did you know that all extremities can be adjusted? Extremity adjusting is based on the same principles as spinal adjustments, which aim to restore proper alignment and movement of the joints in order to alleviate pain, improve function, and promote overall well-being.

Our chiropractors can treat joints outside of the spine, such as the shoulders, elbows, wrists, hips, knees, and ankles.

While ensuring the joint’s health is vital, increasing mobility in these areas can have remarkable effects. Not only does it reduce the risk of arthritis, but it also enhances the neurological aspect of the joint.

The Benefits of Adjusting Extremities

Our joints are densely innervated, providing proprioception or spatial awareness. Unhealthy joints lose communication with the brain, but chiropractic care improves joint health, mobility, and communication for better balance, stability, and strength.

Signs an Extremity Needs to be Adjusted

Wondering when an extremity, like an ankle, needs to be adjusted? Look out for common signs such as pain, decreased range of motion, and swelling or edema. These indicators suggest that it’s time to seek professional care and unlock the full potential of your extremities.

Chiropractic Care for Carpal Tunnel

What about conditions like carpal tunnel? Can chiropractic care help? Absolutely! Carpal tunnel syndrome often arises from repetitive stress jobs, such as computer work. Over time, the structure of the wrist can become less conducive to optimal function, resulting in a flattened carpal tunnel. By restoring the natural curves, both in the carpal arch and throughout the spine, chiropractors facilitate improved bodily function.

Get Out of Pain and Back in Action

If you’re experiencing discomfort or lack of mobility in one or more of your extremities, we want to help. Contact Dr. Chris Saincome and the team at Alexander Chiropractic and Wellness to schedule a visit.


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